Baking season is over – but not for me!

Hope you had a fantastic Christmas 🙂

I had to go back to work Tuesday, which I was initially dreading, but I’m realizing I actually relish routine. I feel a little out of sorts without a schedule and I’m looking forward to getting back to my usual workout routine.

I wasn’t completely horrible about eating this month, but I definitely let myself indulge more than usual. It’s hard not to when you’re surrounded by so much delicious food! So as “baking season” comes to a close, I’m keeping my baking challenge going but with a lot more self-control 😉

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How to make perfect gingerbread cookies

Less than a week ‘til Christmas, ya’ll!

I was feeling very festive this weekend and decided to make some gingerbread cookies. It felt right with all the snow we got this week and Christmas being right around the corner. But instead of making gingerbread men (or trees or candy canes or sweaters), I went less conventional and made some unicorns and hearts ❤ Mostly because I wanted an excuse to use my unicorn cutter from Sur La Table (order from Amazon) and the stencil I designed.

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How to make carrot cake with cream cheese icing

I’m so happy because I volunteered to bring two carrot cakes to Thanksgiving (one with nuts, one without), and they turned out to be my best bakes yet! I adapted the recipe from Mary Berry’s Baking Bible, making a few substitutions here and there and adding some additional spices, and I’d say the cakes gave the pies a run for their money 😉

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How to make homemade funfetti sprinkle cake

Hi friends, happy Sunday.

Normally I’d have a bad case of the Sunday Scaries as I type this up, but I’m feelin’ good because we have a short holiday week coming up! Just two days of work and one day of go-karting with my coworkers stands between me and a four day weekend. 🙂

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